NINJA WARRIOR UK SET FOR ITV COMEBACK AFTER HIATUS | EXCLUSIVE
Ninja Warrior UK will return to screens later this year, for the first time since 2019, TV Zone understands.
The physical competition show will return to ITV for its sixth series. The show launched in 2015 and proved a hit with viewers, running for five series until 2019 where it was seemingly decommissioned.
Now, ITV are rebooting the show, based on the format of the Japanese game show Sasuke, for a fresh batch of contestants to take on the iconic course.
Presented by Ben Shephard, Chris Kamara and Rochelle Humes, whose involvement in any news series are to be confirmed, the show focuses on 200+ contestants tackling a variety of obstacles along an assault course.
This included the 'warped wall' - the final obstacle in the qualifying course. The competitor who goes furthest fastest in the final being is declared Last Ninja Standing. If a competitor completes the final obstacle, Mount Midoriyama, in under 45 seconds, they are crowned Ninja Warrior UK.
So far, only one competitor has been crowned the winner, with Tim Champion beating Mount Midoryama in the latest series.
In Summer 2020, Chris Kamara revealed that the show had been decommissioned by ITV. Speaking to Keith Lemon on an Instagram live, the former footballer said: "Everybody loves Ninja Warrior, don't they? Yeah they do, apart from one person – the person who commissions it."
ITV declined to comment. The official announcement will be made in due course. Ninja Warrior UK returns later this year on ITV.